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Parts of Caernarfon and Cardiff have highest Covid case rates in Wales

18 Nov 2021 2 minute read
Anglesey arms (left) outside the walls of Caernarfon Castle. Picture by Ifan Morgan Jones.

Part of the Welsh-speaking town of Caernarfon in Gwynedd and the capital Cardiff currently have the highest Covid case rate in Wales, according to the latest figures.

Caernarfon East has 1,570.90 cases per 100,000 people, followed closely by nearby Bethel & Llanrug at 1,006.30.

The county of Gwynedd also has two of the other areas with the highest case rates in Wales, in Bala & Mawddwy which has 1,315.80 cases per 100,000 and Blaenau Ffestiniog & Trawsfynydd which has 1,047.60.

The other areas in Wales with the highest case rates are in Cardiff – Radyr, Morganstown & Gwaelod-y-garth, which has 12045 cases per 100,000, Ely West, which has 1,072, and Rhiwbina Village, which has 1,059.

This latest Covid data published by Public Health Wales was released on Wednesday. They publish statistics for areas with an average of 7,000 people, called middle super output areas (MSOA).

Yesterday, the First Minister Mark Drakeford announced that due to falling case rates across Wales, no new restrictions would be brought in.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said: “Three weeks ago we were facing a very serious situation in Wales, but everyone has pulled together and cases have fallen back from those record-high levels.

“I want to thank everyone for their hard work and the steps they have taken to protect themselves and their loved ones. Saying yes to the vaccine and crucially to the booster remains an essential step to help keep Wales safe.”

He warned however that he could extend Covid passes to clubs and pubs if cases ticked up again.

“This means keeping the option of extending the use of the Covid Pass if cases rise again and pandemic pressures on the NHS increase, to help keep the hospitality sector open and trading through the busy festive period,” he said.

“We will continue to monitor the public health situation and we will work with the hospitality sector as we prepare for Christmas. Let’s keep working together to keep each other safe – so we can all enjoy Christmas together.”

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Jack Bryn
Jack Bryn
2 years ago

Why the need to emphasise “Welsh-speaking town”? Makes it sound like Disneyland. Never seen references elsewhere to ‘English-speaking town’, so why use this phrase here.

Cwmwl Du
Cwmwl Du
2 years ago

“Caernarfon East”  where is it exactly?
In all my 50 years as a cofi, this is the first time i have heard of this, maybe you need a local reporter instead of copy + paste from other websites?

David Edwards
David Edwards
2 years ago

Data.Cymru (msoa data) puts Radyr at 1303 per 100,000. Is 12,045 a typo?

Last edited 2 years ago by David Edwards

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